Educating Rita UK Tour 2020 – Book Tickets Now

Stephen Tompkinson is to star in the 40th-anniversary production of Willy Russell’s Educating Rita. The Educating Rita UK Tour 2020 is now on sale.

Educating Rita UK Tour 2020
David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Theatre by the Lake are delighted to announce that the major new stage production of Willy Russell’s Educating Rita which toured the UK in 2019 will be back in 2020 celebrating the play’s 40th anniversary. Starring Stephen Tompkinson as Frank, and introducing Jessica Johnson as Rita, the play will be directed by Max Roberts.

Educating Rita tells the story of married hairdresser Rita, who enrols on an Open University course to expand her horizons and her encounters with university tutor Frank. Frank is a frustrated poet, brilliant academic and dedicated drinker, who is less than enthusiastic about teaching Rita. However, Frank soon finds that his passion for literature is reignited by Rita, whose technical ability for the subject is limited by her lack of education, but whose enthusiasm Frank finds refreshing. The two soon realise how much they have to learn from each other.

Educating Rita Uk Tour
Stephen Tompkinson and Jessica Johnson in Educating Rita UK Tour. Photo: Robert Day

The play was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and played at the Warehouse Theatre, London in 1980, starring Julie Walters and Mark Kingston. Julie Walters reprised her role in the BAFTA, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning film opposite Michael Caine.

The 40th-anniversary production of Educating Rita kicks off on 4 February 2020 at the Oxford Playhouse continuing through May 2020.

The Educating Rita UK Tour will have set and costume designs by Patrick Connellan, lighting design by Drummond Orr and sound design by David Flynn.

EDUCATING RITA UK TOUR 2020

4 – 8 February 2020
Oxford Playhouse
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10 -15 February 2020
King’s Theatre, Portsmouth
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17 – 22 February 2020
Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne
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24 – 29 February 2020
Theatre Royal, Glasgow
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3 – 7 March 2020
Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple
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9 – 14 March 2020
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford
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16 – 21 March 2020
Grand Theatre, Blackpool
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24 – 28 March 2020
Rose Theatre, Kingston
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30 March – 4 April 2020
Lyceum Theatre, Crewe
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20 – 25 April 2020
New Theatre, Cardiff
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27 April – 2 May 2020
Royal and Derngate Northampton
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4 – 9 May 2020
Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe
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11 – 16 May 2020
King’s Theatre, Edinburgh
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18 – 23 May 2020
Newcastle Theatre Royal
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EDUCATING RITA TOUR PAST DATES

18 – 27 April 2019
Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

30 April – 4 May 2019
The Lowry, Salford

6 – 11 May 2019
Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

13 – 18 May 2019
Nottingham Theatre Royal

20 May – 1 June 2019
Theatr Clwyd, Mold

3 – 8 June 2019
Theatre Royal, Bath

17 – 22 June 2019
Salisbury Playhouse

24 – 29 June 2019
Exeter NorthcottTheatre

2 – 6 July 2019
Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

8 – 13 July 2019
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

15 – 20 July 2019
Theatre Royal Wakefield

22 – 27 July 2019
Sheffield Lyceum Theatre

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